The SBPC is partnering with law clinics across the country to develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing legal issues related to student borrower protection. The results of this work will help lay a robust academic foundation to support litigation aimed at solving the student debt crisis, address shortcomings in current understandings of the law, and inform the SBPC’s own legal strategy as we work to protect borrowers.
The SBPC collaborated with the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice at the UC Berkeley School of Law in an issue brief examining how California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation and the California legislature can protect borrowers from predatory income share agreements.
The SBPC worked with the Project on Predatory Lending at Harvard Law School to consider the legal remedies, including student loan discharge, available to borrowers whose schools falsely certified that the students were eligible for federal student loans.
The SBPC collaborated with the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice at the UC Berkeley School of Law to examine the applicability of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s authorities to for-profit colleges.
The SBPC is partnering with the University of North Carolina School of Law’s Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic to study issues affecting borrowers in the campus prepaid debit card market in relation to the Department of Education’s 2015 regulations for campus debit cards.
University of Virginia’s Consumer Law Clinic and the Legal Aid Justice Center
The SBPC collaborated with the University of Virginia’s Consumer Law Clinic and the Legal Aid Justice Center to examine the application of state and federal consumer protection law toward the regulation of the shadow student debt market in Virginia.